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Change, cause and contradiction : a defence of the tenseless theory of time

Author: Robin Le Poidevin; Scots Philosophical Club.
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan in association with the Scots Philosophical Club, 1991.
Series: Macmillan series in contemporary philosophy; Scots philosophical monographs.
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A study of philosophical theories of time and causation and their implications for our concept of change. The author discusses such issues as temporal solipism, simultaneous and backwards causation,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Le Poidevin; Scots Philosophical Club.
ISBN: 033354286X 9780333542866
OCLC Number: 21595466
Description: xi, 160 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Tense and change: two accounts of change; the problem. Part 2 Tense and contradiction: McTaggart's paradox; objections and defence; the racial solution. Part 3 Temporal solipsism: Prior's doctrines; pathological cases of identity; instants and anti-realism; a paradox of cardinality; the propositional theory of instants. Part 4 Temporal parts: the objections; understanding temporal parts; the problem of the temporal determinant. Part 5 Tenseless change: constraints on an account; first attempts; the causality constraint. Part 6 Causation and simultaneity: the principle of reciprocity; historical antecedents of R; the proof of non-simultaneity; modal properties of R; time without change. Part 7 Causal and temporal priority: the priority of time; causal priority and counterfactuals; causal priority and probability; Ehring's condition. Part 8 A causal account of change: the account; change and the causal theory of time; backwards causation.
Series Title: Macmillan series in contemporary philosophy; Scots philosophical monographs.
Responsibility: Robin Le Poidevin.

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